June 4, 1925

BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE

PRO

George Gibson Coote

Progressive

Mr. G. G. COOTE (Macleod) moved:

That the fifth report of the select standing committee on Banking and Commerce be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EARNINGS AND EXPENDITURE

LIB

Mr. McCREA:

Liberal

1. What is the total gross earnings of the Canadian National Railways, in all its connections and branches, giving the said earnings in each province separately?

2. What is the total gross operating expenditure in each one of the provinces, showing each province separately ?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

1 and 2. It is not possible to give the operating results of Canadian National Railways by provinces. The nearest approach is the results by regions, as follows:

Gross Revenues

Operating Net revenue from

expenses railway operation

$ 3,545,005 24 (Def.) 15,950,871 91

872,283 96 (Def.) 5,710,667 77 17,244,251 48

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NORTHWEST REBELLION-MOUNTED POLICE

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the government specially recompense those of the permanent forces of Canada who served in the Northwest rebellion, namely A and B batteries of Kingston Artillery and C School of Infantry,

Toronto,, and also men sworn in as special constables of the Northwest Mounted Police?

2. Is it the intention of the government to recompense the Northwest Mounted Police veterans who served in the Northwest rebellion on the same basis as others who so served?

Questions

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LIB

Hon. Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou): (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. The issue of scrip for services in the Northwest rebellion of 1885 was authorized [DOT]by chapter 73 of the statutes of Canada, 1885, which restricted such issue to "members of the enrolled militia force actively engaged and bearing arms in the suppression of the Indian and Halfbreed outbreak and serving west of Port Arthur since the 25th day of March."

Chapter 29 of the statutes of Canada, 1886, defined the expression "members of the enrolled militia force actively engaged," etc. Members of A and B batteries of Kingston Artillery and C School of Infantry Toronto were included within the scope of the above expression and received scrip. The personnel of the Northwest Mounted Police was not included within the scope of the above expression and no scrip was issued to them. Certain "members of the enrolled militia force actively engaged and bearing arms in the suppression of the Indian and Halfbreed outbreak, and serving west of Port Arthur, since the 25th day of March" who were sworn 'n as special constables of the Northwest Mounted Police during the rebellion received scrip as members of the militia but not as special constables of the Northwest Mounted Police.

2. When the subject of rewards for services during the rebellion of 1885 was under consideration of the government of the day, a distinction was made between the Mounted Police, whose ordinary duties of maintaining law and order were within the limits of the disturbed districts, and the militia who were called upon to leave their homes and occupations, at great personal inconvenience, resulting in many cases in serious embarrassment to themselves and families. This distinction was marked by excluding the police from participation in the issue of scrip.

In 1893 the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories passed a resolution praying that the Dominion Government would grant scrip to the Mounted Police, and on several occasions members have asked questions in the House. The reply has always been adverse to reconsideration.

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GOVERNMENT ELEVATORS

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the capacity of the Moose Jaw government elevator and what was the cost of the said elevator? -

2. What is the capacity of the Port Arthur government elevator and what was the cost of the said elevator?

3. What is the capacity of the Saskatoon government elevator and what was the cost of the said elevator?

4. What is the capacity of the Edmonton government elevator and what was the cost of the said elevator ?

5. What is the capacity of the Vancouver government elevator, No. 1, as originally constructed and what was the cost of the said elevator?

6. What will be the capacity of the Prince Rupert elevator, and what will be the cost of the said elevator?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. LOW: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Moose Jaw Government Elevator, Constructed, 1913-14.

Capacities

Storage capacity, 3,500,000 bushels.

Cleaning capacity:-

Wheat, 300,000 bushels per day.

Flax, 40,000 bushels per day.

Mixed Grain, 10,000 bushels per day. Screenings, 15,000 bushels per day.

Drying capacity, 6 per cent moisture, 20,000 bushels per day.

Unloading from cars, 150 cars per day. Loading to cars, 200 cars per day.

Power generating plant: Diesel engines and

Dynamos, 875 horse-power rated.

Costs

Site-(right-of-way)

S 7,674 00Excavation

24,000 00Pile foundation

78,000 00Elevator superstructure

943,112 16Power plant

120,000 00Drier and boiler house

34,000 00Trackage

82,099 00

Capital charges to May 31,

1925, subsequent to construction 40,597 99

Total $1,329,483 15

2. Port Arthur Government Elevator, constructed, 1912-13.

Capacities

Storage capacity, 3,250,000 bushels.

Cleaning capacity:-

Wheat, 360,000 bushels per day.

Flax, 60.000 bushels per day.

Mixed Grain, 30,000 bushels per day. Screenings, 15,000 bushels per day.

Drying capacity, 6 per cent moisture, 40,000 bushels per day.

Unloading from cars, 250 cars per day. Loading to lake boats, 1,000,000 bushels per day.

Substation, 1,600 horse-power rated.

Costs

Site $ 90,000 00

Pile foundation

59,000 00Dredging and grading

37,049 93Elevator superstructure

1,054,978 74

Questions

Substation and office

52,000 00Drier and boiler house

48,000 00Trackage and trestles

62,000 00

Capital charges to May 31,

1925, subsequent to construction 37,436 42

Total $1,440,465 09

3. Saskatoon Government Elevator, constructed, 1913-14.

Capacities

Storage capacity, 3,500,000 bushels.

Cleaning capacity:-

Wheat, 300,000 bushels per day.

Flax, 40,000 bushels per day.

Mixed grain, 10,000 bushels per day. Screenings, 15,000 bushels per day.

Drying capacity, 6 per cent moisture, 20,000 bushels per day.

Unloading from cars, 150 cars per day. Loading to cars, 200 cars per day.

Substation, 1,200 horse-power rated.

Costs

Site-(right-of-way)

$ 5,500 00Excavation

28,000 00Pile foundation

72,000 00Elevator superstructure

925,904 80Substation

36,000 00Drier and boiler house

33,000 00Trackage

40,779 34

Capital charges to May 31,

1925, subsequent to construction 4,734 45

Total $1,145,918 59

4. Edmonton Government Elevator:

Constructed 1923-24 Capacities

Storage capacity, 2,500,000 bushels.

Cleaning capacity:-

Wheat, 360,000 bushels per day.

Flax, 40,000 bushels per day.

Mixed Grain, 20,000 bushels per day. Screenings, 30,000 bushels per day.

Drying capacity, 6 per cent moisture, 48,000 bushels per day.

Unloading from cars, 240 cars per day. Loading to cars, 250 cars per day. Substation, 1,200 horse-power rated.

Costs

Site $ 12,450 00Excavation

20,364 12Pile foundation

47,735 32Elevator superstructure

1,246,240 01Substation and offices

52,400 00Drier and Boiler house

66.800 00Trackage

68,810 63Total $1,514,800 OS5. Vancouver Government Elevator: Constructed 1915-16

Capital Cbst to October 21, 1923, date of transfer to Vancouver Harbour Commissioners.

Capacities

Storage capacity, 1,250,000 bushels-Cleaning capacity:-

Wheat, 210,000 busihels per day.

Flax, nil.

Mixed Grain, nil.

Screenings, nil.

Drying capacity, 6 per cent moisture, 10,000 bushels per day.

Unloading from cars, 150 cars per day. Loading to boats, 400,000 bushels per day. Substation, 1,200 horse-power rated.

Bagging plant, 60,000 bushels per day.

Costs

Clearing site $ 5,000 00

Excavation and foundation

31,000 00Elevator superstructure

508,394 03Substation and office

32.000 00Bagging plant

16,000 00Drier and boiler house

36,000 00

Dock galleries to four loading berths

and warehouse

208,000 00Trackage

18,136 40Total $854,530 436. Prince Rupert Government Elevator: constructed, 1925

From contracts awarded and engineer's estimate of balance required. Capacities

Storage capacity, 1,350,000 bushels.

Cleaning capacity:-

Wheat, 360,000 bushels per day.

Flax, nil.

Mixed Grain, 20,000 bushels per day. Screenings, 30,000 bushels per day.

Drying capacity, 6 per cent moisture, 10,000 bushels per day.

Unloading from cars, 150 cars per day. Loading to boats, 400,000 bushels per day. Substation, 1,200 horse-power.

Bagging plant, 60,000 bushels per day.

Grain jetty 1,000 ft. length for two- loading berths.

Bagged grain warehouse 200,000 bushels capacity.

Questions

Cost (Estimated)

Site Nil

Excavation and foundation S 84,000

Elevator superstructure 730,216

Grain jetty 1,000 feet length.. .. 168,000

Bagged grain warehouse 44,000

Conveyer galleries to jetty.. .. .. 82,000Drier and boiler house * [DOT] 36,000Substation and! office

42,000Trackage, trestle and fill

63,000Total $1,249,216

Note: Engineer's preliminary estimate of $1,329,000 has been reduced in view of price obtained for superstructure contract.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the Canadian National Railways comply *with the Workmen's Compensation Acts of each of the provinces of Canada, or, is there a federal statute providing that the compensation boards of each province shall administer a fund provided by the federal authorities for cases of injuries received by the Canadian National Railways employees or government employees? If so, what is the title of such statute?

2. Is such act interpreted differently in different provinces?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The Canadian National Railway Company and allied companies comply with the Workmen's Compensation Acts of the various provinces in Canada. There is no federal statute providing that the compensation board of each province shall administer any of the funds provided by federal authority, the reason being that the courts have decided that the Workmen's Compensation Acts, dealing as they do with civil rights, are within the jurisdiction of the various provinces. By a statute of the parliament of Canada (Chap. 15, 1918) employees in the service of His Majesty who are injured, are entitled to the same compensation as ordinary employees under the laws of the province in Which the accident occurred. Subsection 4 of section 1 of that act deals with employees on the Canadian government railway.

2. All the provinces have different Workmen's Compensation laws. The Dominion statute last mentioned merely makes applicable to government employees residing in the province the provisions of the provincial act affected.

QUEBEC HARBOUR-ST. COLOMB de SILLERY LOTS

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CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the names of the proprietors of lots *lumbers 229 to 266, subdivisions of the official plans and registers of the parish of St. Colomb de Sillery?

2. Is the government aware that said lots or subdivisions are under option or promise of sale?

3. If so, what are the names of the holders of said options or promise of sale?

4. Are the above-mentioned lots or subdivisions in the neighbourhood of the projected works by the Quebec Harbour Commission and for which a bill comprising an expenditure of 15,000,000 has been brought down in the House?

5. Are these said lots or parts thereof to be purchased or expropriated by the Quebec Harbour Commission in order to carry out the projected works?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. No information.

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. The parish of St. Colomb de Sillery is in the neighbourhood of the projected works.

5. No.

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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

June 4, 1925